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Tsuka with Chinese Lion Menuki
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Tsuka with Chinese Lion Menuki


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The kashira on the end of the tsuka matches the silver waves of the fuchi (51.1151.3A). The menuki are Chinese-style lions ("shishi"). Depictions of these lions were based on paintings of lions, rather than observations of live lions. Consequentially, they look more like dogs than lions. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
black lacquer, shell dust, silver, silk, ray skin
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1151.3B
Measurements
L: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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